Author: Suzanne Rust

April 8, 2015

How 4 Manhattanites Shifted the Lens on Aging

A young photographer bonded with four busy New Yorkers in their 80s and 90s. The result: a wonderful look at aging in the city.

March 9, 2015

Aging with Attitude: Artist Ilona Royce Smithkin

At 93, this Advanced Style icon – an artist, performer and maker of her own eyelashes – says she has finally come to accept herself.

February 27, 2015

Aging with Attitude: Geri Shapiro, Political Player

Entering the work force as a senior has its advantages. Ask Geri Shapiro, who volunteered for Hilary Clinton at 59 and in her 70s is a key player in NY politics.

September 22, 2014

Aging With Attitude: Activist Hedy Epstein

After 90-year-old Hedy Epstein, a Holocaust survivor, was arrested in Ferguson last month, we asked her about her life of protest – and forgiveness.

August 27, 2014

Aging with Attitude: Powerlifter Ray Fougnier

Determined to avoid the diseases that afflict so many Native Americans, this retired educator took up powerlifting and one year later is a medal winner. “Just because I’m old doesn’t mean I have one foot in the grave!”

June 2, 2014

Aging with Attitude: Ballet Dancer John Lowe

John Lowe took up ballet at age 80, still trying to make up for his years lost as a POW. He had his first starring role at the age of 88 and still trains at age 94.

February 25, 2014

Planet Talk: Meet Model Jacalyn O’Shaughnessy

At 62, Jacalyn O’Shaunessy shook up stereotypes when she appeared in bra and undies for a lingerie ad. She talked to us about thinking – and living – outside the box.

February 3, 2014

Aging with Attitude: Inked Rebel Helen Lambin

She got her first tattoo at 75 and hasn’t stopped since. It’s not just because her tats send the message “Don’t patronize me.”

January 20, 2014

Aging with Attitude: Style Maven Lynn Dell

At 81, Lynn Dell dresses for “the theater of life.” We talked to her about life, style, and plain old soap and water.

November 19, 2013

Aging with Attitude: Gloria Stein, Transgender Human Rights Activist

Novelist George Eliot said, “It’s never too late to become what you might have been.” Nobody knows that better than Gloria Stein, who became a woman at age 67.

November 1, 2013

Aging With Attitude: 90-Year-Old Runner Lucille Singleton

This 90-year-old New Yorker started running in her 60s, took on her first marathon at 75 and is still looking for a boyfriend who can keep up with her.